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Timaru Hospital

Timaru Hospital Phone 03 687 2100
is a 131-bed facility providing a range of inpatient, outpatient and community secondary services to the people of the South Canterbury region. The hospital provides 24/7 acute medical, surgical and maternity services, Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) services for older persons and a number of tertiary services through visiting clinicians.

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A typical day at Timaru Hospital
• 35 hospital discharges
• 45 emergency department attendances
• 261 visits to homes and schools
• 281 outpatient attendances

Medical & Specialty Services
Medical services are mainly general medicine with resident sub-specialty interests in gastroenterology, rheumatology and endocrinology. Visiting specialist clinics are also provided in neurology, cardiology, renal medicine and dermatology.
• Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation ward – 24 beds
• Emergency Department
• Intensive and Cardiac Care Unit (level 4-5) – 7 beds
• Jean Todd Maternity Unit –11 beds
• Medical Ward – 24 beds
• Paediatric Ward (includes level 2 neonatal unit) – 10 beds
• District Nursing Service

Surgical & Operative Services
Surgical services include both elective services and a 24-hour district trauma service supported by 24-hour specialist cover in general surgery, orthopaedics and gynaecology. Ophthalmology, ORL/ENT, oral and dental surgery also is provided, as are visiting oncology services.
• Surgical Ward – 40 beds
• Operating Theatres (4)
• Anaesthetics
• Day Patient Services

Mental Health and Addiction Services
Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and care is provided for people who are suffering from a short-term mental illness (or acute exacerbation of a long-term illness) or substance abuse.
• Alcohol & Other Drug Service (A&OD)
• Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
• Community Mental Health Service
• Kensington Centre inpatient unit – 14 beds

Clinical Support Services
• Audiology
• Elective Services Booking Office
• Dietetics
• Infection Control
• Laboratory
• Nurse Educators (cardiac, respiratory and diabetes)
• Occupational Therapy
• Orthotics
• Outpatients Department
• Persistent Pain Service
• Physiotherapy
• Pharmacy
• Public Health Nursing Service
• Radiology (including ultrasound, fluoroscopy, tomography, IVU and CT scan)
• Social Work Services
• Speech Language Therapy